Friday, January 15, 2021

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Fourier Series Animations

It always seemed magical to me that you can get a square wave from adding together sine waves, so I threw together some animations of Fourier series.
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Saturday, January 2, 2021

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How Should You Bet on a Biased Coin Toss?

If you know a coin is biased to come up heads 75% of the time, what betting strategy should you use to bet on the outcome of a flip?
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Sunday, December 27, 2020

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Making a CSS Flashlight Effect Using Conic-gradients

This is just a quick tutorial of conic-gradients showing a flashlight effect with very little code.
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Friday, December 11, 2020

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What Are the Most Impressive NFL Combine Performances Ever?

If you combine the major tests and adjust for weight and height, which NFL player had the most impressive combine performance?
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Friday, December 4, 2020

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Split Violin Plots in plotly.js

Split violins are a cool way to compare distributions, and plotly makes them simple.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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How Long Until My Investments Start Making Money?

Say you invest some fixed amount of money every year. How long does it take for the investments to grow faster than the amount you're putting into them?

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

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How Do American Betting Odds Convert to Percent Chance?

If you've looked at betting odds, you've probably seen something like +140 and -175. What % chance does that imply for each participant?
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Saturday, October 17, 2020

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How Does Deal or No Deal Determine the Offers?

If you've ever watched 'Deal or No Deal', you've likely wondered how the 'banker' determines his offers.
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Friday, October 9, 2020

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What Are the Most Common Scores in the NFL?

My guess going into this is that both teams score around 30, a field goal is the most common separation, and it's some combination of 7 and 3. Taking a guess then, I think 27 - 24 is going to be most common.
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Austin, TX Growth Measured by Tall Building Construction

Austin has grown a lot lately...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Where Do Football Plays Occur?

Simple question...where does each play start in the NFL?
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Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Interesting Statistical Paradoxes You Might See With COVID-19

Some trends might appear baffling but have really simple explanations. Here's my guess on two that we might see. They are both examples of sampling bias.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

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Why Are Tax Rates So Low for Rich People?

This is an enormous topic, so I'll just focus on investments, cover some basics here, and provide simple examples. A major reason that the tax rates are so low for rich people is that investments are often taxed lower than normal income and rich people make a lot of money from their investments.
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